The Florida Department of Health’s Office of Minority Health invites you to join us in promoting, protecting, and improving the health of Florida’s communities by supporting the statewide campaign to Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day on Tuesday, September 18, 2012. This year's theme is finding a medical home.
Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day is a national initiative that stresses the importance
of getting regular checkups from healthcare professionals to aid in the elimination of
healthcare disparities. Minorities suffer disproportionately from cancer, stroke, diabetes,
HIV/AIDS, and maternal and infant mortality.
On this day we want to highlight the importance of working together to protect our loved ones from these and other disparities in healthcare. This campaign is an annual initiative to remind all Floridians to take charge of their health by visiting a health professional (a doctor, a nurse, a dentist, a nurse practitioner, a physician assistant or another health provider).
The focus of the campaign is to encourage individuals to make an appointment to see a physician, attend a health event in the community, or help a friend, neighbor or family member do the same on or around Tuesday, September 18, 2012.
Questions to ask your doctor
Did you know???
- Gestational Diabetes can lead to diabetes later in life.
- Children's Medical Services can act as a medical home.
- You can request an consultation with your doctor that does not include a medical exam and allows for longer visit to talk with your physician.